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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Montreal, Detroit and Anaheim inquired on Alex Edler. Wings made an offer. Habs may circle back. But nothing close at this point</p>&mdash; Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) <a href="">July 1, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Detroit redo lägga bud på svensk backstjärna | Expressen
The Swede's believe that the Wings have a good shot at getting Edler.

Vincent Lecavalier Reportedly Seeking $5 Million Per Year on Multi-Season Deal |

I'd rather pay Vinny $5 million per season than pay Filppula that same amount of money any day of the week.

Quine selected by New York Islanders | Belleville Bulls

I really liked this guy. Good luck on Long Island.

Red Wings select Todd Bertuzzi's nephew, Tyler | Detroit Free Press

I know that it is so unlikely to happen, but I would love to see these two on the same line one time. With Tootoo centering it.

Meet the Red Wings' 2013 draft class | Detroit Free Press

Say hello everybody.

Ticker: Mr. Hockey Gordie Howe still king of Detroit sports nicknames | Detroit Free Press |

There is no better than Mr. Hockey.

By the Numbers: Daniel Cleary - Detroit Red Wings - News
By the numbers.

Wings' Holland shifts focus to signing Damien Brunner, Valtteri Filppula and Daniel Cleary | The Detroit News

At least shift focus to signing Brunner. Forget Filppula.

Red Wings stock up on forwards and emphasize size with eight entry draft selections |

Lots and lots of size.

NHL News

Avs take MacKinnon first in NHL Draft; Jones goes fourth | TSN
Was anyone else disappointed when it turned out that Sakic was telling the truth after all?

Colorado Avalanche Select Nathan MacKinnon With Top Pick | The Hockey Writers
Do we say goodbye to Statsny now?

NHL draft stats: Recapping the first round | ProHockeyTalk
22 out of 30 picks in the 1st round were from the CHL. What does Mr. Cherry have to say to that?

Winners and losers of the 2013 NHL Draft | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
I wouldn't pin Brodeur as a loser. He's 41, he doesn't have too much left in him. He's still going to play the majority of the games for the Devils.

Canucks hope first-round picks Horvat and Shinkaruk can make NHL impact soon - The Hockey News

I had Shinkaruk ranked higher than Horvat.

Is Martin Brodeur still the New Jersey Devils’ starting goalie? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports

Trade: Buffalo acquires McBain and pick from Carolina for Sekera | ProHockeyTalk
I don't know if I like that trade but whatever, it's Carolina, I forget that they play in the NHL anyways.

How the Edmonton Oilers Messed Up the First Pick | The Hockey Writers
Really? I am a huge fan of Nurse and I loved this pick. Although I can't lie, I was hoping that they picked Nichushkin.

VIDEO: Puck Panel - 2013 NHL Draft recap - The Hockey News
A little recap of yesterday's events.

Three’s a charm: Canucks draft youngest Subban brother | ProHockeyTalk
I was really rooting for the Wings to draft him.

Flames take C Monahan with sixth overall pick in NHL draft | TSN

Instantly the best center on their team.

Philadelphia to host 2014 NHL Draft | ProHockeyTalk
Interesting to note, the draft will return to a two-day affair next season. I actually liked all of the action happening in one day. Made the whole thing go by faster.

Bryan Bickell agrees to contract extension with Blackhawks -
Yeah, let's go pay this guy $4 million per season.

Dave Bolland traded to Maple Leafs, less than week after Stanley Cup winning goal | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports

It did seem that the writing was on the wall though.

Chiarelli says Seguin needs to ‘become more of a professional’ | ProHockeyTalk
A stern message from the Bruins' GM.

NHL Draft 2013: Blackhawks trade Michael Frolik to Jets for 2 picks -
You traded away Frolik in order to sign Bickell. I don't even know what to say.

Mike Gillis explains Cory Schneider trade, doesn’t see ‘mending’ Luongo relationship | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
I really hope that Luongo just decides that he won't play at all for the Canucks. Whether he is bought out or traded, I really hope the Canucks are forced to start Lack next season.

Caps letting Ribeiro go to market | ProHockeyTalk
If Lecavalier doesn't work out...

Martin Brodeur announces son’s selection by NJ Devils in classic draft moment (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
For those of you who watched the whole thing (which I did), this moment was truly special.

Let's Go Red Wings!